Numbers going down finally!

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by David McGuinness, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. David McGuinness

    David McGuinness Member

    Dec 27, 2017
    After a week of upped dosage of PZI to 3u I have tested him today at 3 hr intervals and got the lowest number in weeks. I just got new test trips today, checked the calibration with the calibration fluid and all checked out. You can see his numbers have still fluctuated greatly over the past week. He’s been off of the Clavamox for over a week now and is not showing indication that his infection (dental) is coming back yet. I’m calling the vet tomorrow to get his take. I’m hopeful that after weeks of very high numbers preventing his dental surgery we may see progress to have this done sooner than later. Bryant is eating and drinking, he’s only on low carb FF & Friskies pate, still ravenous most of the time.
  2. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    That is good news David. I looked at your recent PZI thread. Infections can cause BG fluctuations.

    I agree with the continued dosage increases. Your kitteh is at super high levels. High persistent BG is toxic. It looks like you are doing the right things. It will be helpful if you can get mid-point BG tests (at 6 hour marks) whenever possible. That helps measure effectiveness of the dose.
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  3. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2017
    Great! I hope you can get the dental done soon since it is probably a factor in those high numbers.
  4. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

    Jun 16, 2014
    At those high numbers, the polyphagia is kinda expected.
    Glad to see numbers budging at last, David. Fingers and paws crossed in the Shire that the dental will get the go-ahead in the near future.

  5. JeffJ

    JeffJ Well-Known Member

    Jul 7, 2016
    Hi David - I don't think you have any other new threads. The insulin levels you are providing are a good start. And you are doing a good job keeping the spreadsheet updated. Recommendations:
    - continue trying to get +6hr readings, so we can evaluate insulin effectiveness
    - increase the dose by 0.5
    - keep the same dose for 3 days then do the increase if needed

    The target is to get the 6hr readings in the 100-150 range. Your kitteh will end up with neuropathy pretty soon if you can't get the high numbers knocked down.

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